The Resource Who owns history? : Elgin's Loot and the case for returning plundered treasure, Geoffrey Robertson

Who owns history? : Elgin's Loot and the case for returning plundered treasure, Geoffrey Robertson

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Who owns history? : Elgin's Loot and the case for returning plundered treasure
Title
Who owns history?
Title remainder
Elgin's Loot and the case for returning plundered treasure
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Robertson
Title variation
Elgin's Loot and the case for returning plundered treasure
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Taking his cue from Cicero, the great Roman barrister, Geoffrey Robertson argues that justice requires the return not only of the 'Elgin' Marbles to Greece, but of many looted antiquities on display in the museums of Britain, Europe and America. He argues that the Gweagal Shield - dropped when Cook shot at Aboriginals in Botany Bay in 1770 - should be returned to Australia from the British Museum. He wants the government to acquire the hull of HMS Endeavour recently located off Rhode Island. He has located Arthur Phillip's tombstone for Yemmerrawanne, the first Australian expatriate, in a South London churchyard, and he wants to bring it back. Robertson's judgement is uncompromising: cultural heritage belongs to the people of whose history it is a part, unless its return would be attended by danger to the artwork itself. And since the movement for the restitution of cultural property is based on human rights, governments that want it back must show respect for the rights of the peoples on whose behalf they make the claim. Who Owns History? not only delves into the crucial debate over the Marbles, but examines how the past can be experienced by everyone, as well as by the people of the country of origin
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Robertson, Geoffrey
Dewey number
363.69
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Cultural property
  • Cultural property
  • Historic preservation
  • Cultural property
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Who owns history? : Elgin's Loot and the case for returning plundered treasure, Geoffrey Robertson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 273 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760893699
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Who owns history? : Elgin's Loot and the case for returning plundered treasure, Geoffrey Robertson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 273 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760893699
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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